Applications are still open for a new skills and employment project for workers in the clothing and textile industry, says the City of Cape Town.
Applicants are reminded that they have until Friday, 15 January, to apply for the new Cape Skills and Employment Accelerator Project.
The City, in partnership with the Craft and Design Institute (CDI), recently launched the project, which is focused on creating employment opportunities for youth and women in the clothing and textile industry in Cape Town over the next three years.
Applications opened in November 2020.
Between 40 to 60 Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) are being recruited to participate in the project and the goal is to train 200 machinists for the sector.
SMMEs will be able to create a job profile to suit their individual business needs and recruit participants with little cost to their business.
“We encourage SMMEs as well as applicants who would like to train as machinists to please apply for this exciting opportunity,” says Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, Alderman James Vos.
“This Cape Skills and Employment Accelerator Project - a first of its kind for a municipality - will offer training and give workplace experience to thousands of young people in strategic sectors such as Business Process Outsourcing and Clothing and Textiles.
“We designed this programme especially to ensure that there are sufficient skills for high growth sectors that will drive demand and mae business sense.
“The City is committed to creating the right conditions to boost local manufacturing, and together, we will continue to make it easier to do business, to grow our economy and create more jobs post-Covid-19.”
More information is available at https://bit.ly/2JJ19wI.